Crea sito

Categorized | ENGLISH, Events

Tags : , ,

2012 Italian Pairs Championships

Posted on 02 April 2012

leggi in italiano »

The Roman Carlo Carpentieri and Mario Guarino are the 2012 Open Pairs Champions. The former, as many know, is in NeapolitanClub’s Technical Committee. The winners made 59,01, then a tie battle. In second position came Lorenzo Camerini and Andrea Carretti, from Reggio Emilia. Third are Carlo Totaro and Aldo Gerli from Padova. The Women Championship’s winners are Virginia Cosignani e Falà, from San Benedetto del Tronto, and Antonietta Rella née Palanca, from Ascoli Piceno; in second position there are Cinzia Agrillo and Shalha Mofahkami. Third are the 2011 title holder: Cristina Golin and Gabriella Olivieri (respectively Genova and Padova).

Curiosity. The system of Cosignani-Palanca is the Fiori Ascoli; it is almost all standard, with natural 1♣ and 1NT opening, but with a unusual feature: the response 1 over 1♣ is weak but forcing; the opener’s rebid 1NT shows a balanced 18-20 hand, whereas the rebid 1(♠) is in the range 12-14 and does not grant four cards in the named suit.

The hand here presented were dealt in the Open semifinal, between the first and the third placed.

MP, all vuln. Gerli had: ♠xxxx KQxxAQxx ♣x, and the auction went:

West North East South

Totaro  Guarino    Gerli     Carpentieri

1NT     Pass       2♣      Double

Redouble Pass ?

Aldo Gerli, disciplined, stayed fixed: he passed, cashing 1260 (+1).

We have made a blitz-poll: we asked to twelve unknown Italian BBOers what they would have replied to Totaro ’s redouble. The interviewed were six women and six men. The women were all self saying advanced or expert: three of them would have passed. The men were all self saying expert: none of them would have passed.


Paolo Enrico Garrisi

April 02, 2012

[Pictures from FIGB website]

(Visited 107 times, 1 visits today)

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.


Norberto Bocchi


The great Italian champion Norberto Bocchiwill contribute articles on a regular basis to Neapolitan Club. Norberto will refer in his column ‘My Way’ to political issues which may arise in the bridge world and sometimes he will describe interesting hands. Read Bocchi's column»   Read Bocchi's interviews»

Silvio Sbarigia


Silvio Sbarigia

SILVIO SBARIGIA is a pharmacist; he was born in Rome and lives there. He has won the European championship in 1975 with legendary Blue Team, runner up at 1974’s and at Olympic games of 1976.  Sbarigia is member of Neapolitan Club Technical Commettee. His bridge problems aren’t difficult; just we need to think on a plan and to avoid the instinctive playing. Bridge quizzes by Sbarigia »


Vote our website: click here>>

Content Protected Using Blog Protector By: PcDrome.